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Grooms Cottage

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Uppingham, Lincolnshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Alastair welcomed us on arrival."

    Debi was around if we needed anything. Lovely cakes and the makings of tea and coffee on arrival. Kitchen/ dining area spacious and beautiful- view out over horses in field. Sitting room cosy if cold, but cooled by opening door on to patio if warm. The luxury of underfloor heating as well as radiators if needed. Bed was lovely and comfortable. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2024

  • "Thank you. A great cottage in a lovely location."

    As our party consisted of four adults, the great sized kitchen and lounge worked very well. Ian

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Grooms Cottage, it was beautiful and clean as well as very cosy."

    The cake was delicious and a very welcome treat. We loved Mabel and Olive they were such well behaved dogs and said hello to us everyday, but were no bother at all. Thank you both so very much. We hope to comeback at some point to explore the area more.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent property, everything we needed was there and Alistair and Debbie were on hand if we needed anything ."

    Would highly recommend . Shirley & Baz

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Arguably the nicest cottage we have stayed at."

    The property was very spacious which is something we value and the standard of decoration, furniture and equipment was very high. Add to that a beautiful setting, friendly and helpful owners and plenty to see in the surrounding area and there is little you could fault. The adjoining holiday property can hold up to 6 people so the only minor concern would be if you were unlucky and got a bunch of noisy neighbours for you stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful property, wonderful hosts."

    Will come back next year, all being well. Loved the horses. Missed having a lesson. X

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "A spacious, very clean and well equipped property."

    Despite being attached to another holiday let privacy/noise was not a problem. Lovely countryside views. The owners were on hand and friendly but not obtrusive. Would definitely like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable, clean cottage with all the facilities we needed for our week`s stay."

    We can recommend Groom`s Cottage wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very well appointed."

    Best beds ever. Owners very helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed our week at Grooms Cottage

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb cottage in a super location, the views across the paddocks was wonderfull, the rooms were all spacious & the kitchen is modern with more than enough room for the Chef & guests to be together for the meal."

    We will be back!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "I had a wonderful stay."

    Due to circumstance I found myself holidaying alone but I felt safe and comfortable at Grooms Cottage. Had some good chats with Alistair, the owner. Mable and Olive, the owners friendly dogs, came to say hello too. Basics provided on arrival along with fabulous homemade cakes so you can have a cuppa after your journey. The hosts were friendly and available but didn’t intrude. Plenty to explore in the area and a great Sunday Roast was had in Hallaton. Huge portions! The cottage is clean and cosy. If you get the weather, the patio is a real sun trap all day so take sun cream if you want to sit out. Yes, there’s a country road and yes you can hear cars when they pass but they are so infrequent it’s of no consequence and I echo others in saying this was a very comfy and peaceful holiday. Finally, I was awed by two Red Kites that liked to circle around the fields and above the cottage garden. A great sight.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "The property exceeded our expectations and we had a wonderful holiday"

    Reviewed by Anja5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well laid out. Comfy evenings spent in the lounge. Made good use of the log fire. Had to rummage to find the extra blankets for bed but all good. A bit isolated but that’s part of its charm. Take wellies or good walking shoes. Beautiful views. Yummy cakes and milk in fridge a nice welcome. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    So much to do close by and the added bonus of being able to have a riding lesson on the doorstep. A gem of a place!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Splendid 5 star accommodation."

    I can only repeat what others have said. Spacious, warm, quiet, convenient etc. The couple of minor issues were dealt with immediately.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "One of the nicest most comfortable properties we have stayed in, and there have been many!"

    Good hosts and beautiful surroundings, always something to see from the window!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Super spacious cottage in an excellent location with easy on site walking for the dogs."

    The owners were extremely friendly, welcoming, helpful and even provided cakes! We would highly recommend Groom's Cottage and intend to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage and surroundings."

    Lovely hosts. Kitchen was fantastic and had everything you needed for self catering. So clean. A fantastic place to take your dogs, they loved it. Want to go back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in serene surroundings!"

    Just as gorgeous as the pictures on your site. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grooms Cottage and would definitely recommend it. Loved the horses!!

    Reviewed by A5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, peaceful, well furnished and equipped."

    Very convenient for visiting all sorts of interesting places, whether you enjoy visiting towns and villages such as Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, or stately homes such as Deene Park or Cottesbrooke Hall. The cottage has a sunny south-facing aspect and you can watch the horses being exercised and see birds such as barn owls and woodpeckers. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage is wonderful with everything you need for a great holiday."

    The views across the pastures with the horses grazing and other wildlife are brilliant. The owner is very helpful in every way and we can`t wait to go back again in the future. This is the best cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2022

  • "This property is one of the bast I have stayed in."

    Spotlessly clean, very comfy beds, a super location with fabulous views of the rolling hills. Perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed staying at Grooms Cottage."

    It is one of the best properties we have stayed at. The added bonus for us was that they accept 2 dogs. We will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed on many levels."

    Nice warm welcome. Property was warm comfortable and we were able to relax. Wonderful spot and we enjoyed great walks (plenty of mud ). Keen to re-visit which is always the best recommendation

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Mar 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Grooms Cottage very much indeed."

    The cottage was most comfortably furnished and as well equipped as one’s own home would be with a beautifully modern hob and oven. It was warm, comfortable and spacious and the many added extras were most appreciated (including the delicious “welcome” cake!) The setting (a handy mile and a half from the main A47) in the quiet, rolling east Leicestershire countryside was perfect for a relaxing holiday with lovely vistas and a secure area for the dogs. The owner was very friendly, extremely helpful and left us in private unless we needed him. The resident dogs were gentle and friendly and perfectly behaved. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage especially to those seeking a high quality and quiet dog friendly cottage within easy reach of numerous good eating hostelries and we hope very much to return when we are next down visiting family in Leicestershire.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Grooms Cottage and would highly recommend it."

    The kitchen is well-equipped and the living room is large and comfortable with a lovely wood burning stove. The cottage has wonderful views over the countryside and you can spend hours watching the well-cared for ponies. The bed was large and comfortable. Alistair and Debi were very friendly and always on hand to answer questions.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with plenty of space set in picturesque countryside."

    Ideal for a family holiday and not too far out of village. A lovely large homemade cake awaited our arrival and fresh milk ready for the tea! The cottage was lovely and warm and had a cosy feel. The owners live next door and run the stables at the back. Lovely to see the horses on the field every morning. Had problems with hot water having to shower in cold water one day wasn’t great. Owner was helpful and quick to respond though. You need to take an extra set of towels as only provided with one each so tricky to wash and dry on same day!

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Feb 2022

  • "Cottage provided peace and tranquillity."

    Situated in a quiet area of the countryside. Found cottage spacious, well equipped and well maintained. Very comfortable for 4 adults. Welcome pack was delicious. There was an added benefit of walking dog round paddock rather than having to drive out for a morning walk. Hosts were friendly and available if needed without intruding.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in lovely countryside."

    Our dogs were welcomed and although it rained a lot and they were very muddy and wet, no one was concerned. This made our visit much more relaxed. Alistair & Debi were great hosts, there if needed but didn’t bother us otherwise (the home made welcome cake was delicious). Beautifully finished to a high standard with everything needed. Probably the best we’ve stayed in, so much so we are looking to return next year. Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very welcoming host lovely cottage very nice enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our experience there it had been really good."

    The ownwers are very kind and the house has all facilities that we need. The country side around the property is impresive .

    Reviewed by Susana5.0Oct 2021

  • "Hosts Alistair and Debi are great!"

    Made us feel very welcome but also left us to do our own thing. Beautiful views over the fields, opportunity to have a riding lesson was much appreciated. Cottage has everything you need and a nice little enclosed back garden which is ideal as we have a dog. Was the perfect location to relax and visit family.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is well equipped, it was home from home."

    The view from the bedroom window is blissful. It was lovely waking up to the beautiful green landscapes and watching the horses. It’s just an amazing cottage and the surroundings villages we visited. We recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s so quiet and a relaxing place highly recommended. We were so sad to leave. Thank you Alistair for allowing us to pick some of the pears from the pear tree they were delicious. Lastly got to mention Olive she is an adorable very friendly black Labrador puppy and her mum Mabel. If you love dogs you will call in love with them.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2021

  • "An excellent holiday rental being very clean , spacious and comfortable."

    It suited all our needs especially when travelling with our dog. Really helpful owners and a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed four days staying at Grooms cottage and were very warmly greeted on arrival by Alistair."

    There was a lovely cake in the kitchen for our arrival and this was greatly enjoyed throughout the four days! The surrounding area is very pretty and peaceful. We visited many of the local towns and villages including Uppingham, Stamford and Oakham; all highly recommended for a visit. We also enjoyed a very nice boat trip on Rutland water. The cottage itself was very clean and provided all that was necessary throughout our stay. Thanks to our hosts we will definitely recommend to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for our needs ."

    Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Nice and clean and well equipped providing a comfortable stress free stay . Highly recommended .

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a superb setting owner was very helpful and very welcoming nothing was too much trouble."

    Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ideal location, peaceful,quiet and private but close to so many attractions."

    Clean, modern and well stocked property. Without hesitation can recommend this property and would gladly return ourselves. If you like horses then you have struck recreational Gold. There are no downsides to Grooms Cottage. Experience a holiday here and you will be won over.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    Spacious and ultra clean. Top quality furnishings and appliances made it feel like a home from home. Quiet location and welcoming hosts. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2021

  • "The peace and quiet is important to us and luckily the adjoining rental cottage was empty."

    The accommodation and surroundings are lovely as are the owners, very comfortable and well equipped to stay in and the views and setting is very nice. We would like to return. Many thanks. Linda and John

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2021

  • "An excellent cottage very clean and cosy and well equipped with bags of room."

    The owners very welcoming. We enjoyed the experience and explored the surrounding area and Barnsdale gardens. The pub in Hallaton excellent fare and value for money. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by R5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful, warm, spacious cottage."

    So well equipped and with stunning views. Homemade cake on arrival and a warm welcome from the owner. Extremely well placed for exploring. We had a wonderful time

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very welcoming & helpful hosts on site"

    Reviewed by Edward4.4Apr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week, the cottage was perfect for a quiet getaway."

    I was a little worried as they accept pets, but it was incredibly clean. Everything was high quality and far exceeded our expectations. The area is lovely and having the horses across from the cottage was amazing. The old piano and bookshelves kept us busy, and the kids enjoyed telling Alexa to play music at breakfast. We were very sad to leave, we all would have quite happily moved in.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, in countryside setting, very well equipped has everything you need and more."

    The owners are very accommodating, had a lovely week hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a great 2 weeks in this lovely cottage, enjoying the views and the availability of good walks, local towns and a perfect place to retreat to."

    Very friendly owners added to our great holiday and we would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our hosts were very helpful and there was a very happy atmosphere around the whole area."

    The welcome cake was something again and very useful to have some milk provided. Grooms cottage was spacious and very comfortable, we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great time at Grooms cottage."

    We loved waking up to seeing the horses everyday. So quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Cottage was in a beautiful location and Alistair and Debi were most welcoming to us all."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean and smelled amazing. Lots of little touches to make the stay more comfortable. Will be returning as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time at Groom’s Cottage - friendly hosts, cottage very spacious with ample outdoor space for dog walking."

    Fantastic countryside scenery, quiet and very relaxing location. Lovely cake on arrival and chews for our dog! Secure garden area. We would willingly book again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage is exceptionally well appointed, and also is very spacious and comfortable upstairs and downstairs."

    Marvellous kitchen, so self catering was made easy, and good pubs locally too. It is set in beautiful countryside, and includes stables with riding lessons for the horse-lovers. For myself, I had the use of a Broadwood Piano! Wow. A really enjoyable fortnight with smashing host and hostess. Dogs are made welcome too!! Want to get back asap! Daphne B

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a scenic location."

    Alistair and Debi were wonderful hosts and the possibility of horse riding was a huge plus for my wife.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fabulous location, very conveniently placed for a variety of visits and walks from the cottage."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "It was an amazing stay, however, it was a little difficult to find in the country road, so I would suggest maybe putting up a sign before the turning for the property."

    We arrived late in the evening and it was very difficult to find due to bad lighting and no signs. Would definitely stay here again though, we really loved it! it was a home from home and great value for money!

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Nov 2019

  • "We have just returned from a weeks holiday at Grooms Cottage and we were more than happy with our stay."

    The cottage is spacious, cosy, well equipped and the log burner in the lounge is superb. Dogs were made to feel welcome. Alistair and Debbie are friendly, helpful hosts and the home made cake on arrival was most appreciated. If you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing place to stay, surrounded by countryside then we would recommend Grooms Cottage.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2019

  • "Perfect hosts perfect accommodation ."

    We would recommend this holiday

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday at Grooms Cottage."

    Everything was there that we needed and so nice to arrive and have milk and cake, even biscuits for dog. Very nice place to stay especially liked the views .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage, with absolutely everything you could need!"

    Starting with the home-made welcome cake to the dog treats! A beautiful cottage, furnished to the highest standard. Very comfortable living and a good outdoor space. Alastair and Debi were great hosts, on hand to help with any information we needed, or training on the coffee machine. A wonderful base to explore the many villages in the surrounding area. A very enjoyable week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jo-anne5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very well equipped and in a lovely location."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and the milk, teabags coffee and freshly made cake that was waiting for us was a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2019

  • "Grooms cottage is a very well appointed and spacious property."

    We lacked for nothing. Boot room ideal for dogs. Safe, secluded courtyard garden, again perfect for dogs. The owners Alistair and Debbie were friendly, welcoming and informative. Our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed her riding lessons which may cost us dearly as she has certainly caught the riding bug and had already googled riding stables nearby!

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Courtyard patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.0 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • 2 well-behaved pets allowed
  • Note: There is a £20 per dog supplement - this is payable directly with the owner on arrival, dogs must not be left on their own or allowed upstairs at any time
  • Note: Horse riding at the yard and hacking out can be arranged privately with the owners, and can make a great holiday activity for all ages whether experienced rider or beginner
  • Note: Check in time for this property is 15:30 NOTE: Latest check-in is 10 pm due to surrounding neighbors

The property

Uppingham 7.3 miles.

Located on the grounds of a working riding school and livery yard between the tranquil villages of East Norton and Hallaton in Leicestershire.

is this delightful barn conversion.

The property has undergone extensive renovation to provide a warm and homely base for friends and families seeking to explore this lovely rural area of the East Midlands.

Each room has been individually styled with a light decor and plenty of modern and plush furnishings, giving that welcoming feeling throughout.

Spend your evenings in the spacious sitting room with a warming woodburning stove to keep you warm during the chillier winter months.

Walk through to the open-plan kitchen/diner, with plenty of seating so you can enjoy a delicious homemade meal over a well-deserved glass of champagne.

The kitchen itself has been fitted to a high-standard and provides all you could need to cook up a storm for the whole family!

The property boasts two bedrooms, one King size and one double.

Discover the rear courtyard garden with plenty of seating options so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage in the evening sun.

Discover the nearby Rockingham Castle, dating back 900 years and sitting within stunning Tudor-style gardens, perfect for exploring.

Discover the neighbouring village of Hallaton, listed as The Sunday Times ten Best Villages in Britain, and is the perfect place to visit for its two popular pubs and a tea room for some fine food and drink options.

The nearby city of Leicester is also growingly popular for its wonderful tourist attractions, such as the National Space Centre, Abbey Park and Leicester Cathedral, all well-worth a visit.

Grooms Cottage is the ultimate choice for a rural break to the open countryside.

This property can be booked together with Property ID: 951474 to sleep 10.

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About the location


Oakham 6.1 miles; Rutland Water 5.6 miles; Stamford 12.5 miles; Melton Mowbray 17 miles; Leicester 20 miles.

Uppingham is a picturesque traditional Rutland market town with honey-coloured stone buildings offering a range of speciality shops, traditional family retailers, antique galleries, art galleries and tea rooms as well as country pubs, a weekly Friday market and an award-winning Heritage Trail which highlights the many historic features of the town. In the centre is the Market Square with the original fountain, where a temporary livestock market has been held every year since 1889. Uppingham and the surrounding area are steeped in history and offer something to suit all tastes and interests. Many sporting events are available at Rutland Water including walking, fly fishing, birdwatching, cycling and horse riding as well as golf, rock climbing, a high rope course and numerous watersports. Just a short drive takes you to Burghley House, one of the grandest houses of the Elizabethan Age, home to Burghley Horse Trails and offering Capability Brown-designed gardens. This stunning house was used in the filming of Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code. Rockingham Castle, built on behalf of William the Conqueror, is open to the public throughout the summer, and plays host to events throughout the year including International Horse Trials, music festivals and family events. The town of Stamford, known as the finest stone town in England, and Oakham with its castle with horseshoes, heritage trail, and bi-weekly markets and monthly farmers’ market, are both worth a visit. Rockingham Speedway offers numerous track events throughout the year, or why not try out one of their many track days? The area boasts many award-winning pubs and restaurants with local produce such as cheese, bread, meats and fish, all of which can be bought at one of the many markets in the Rutland area. Visit the city of Leicester, nestling on the River Soar on the edge of the National Forest and the burial place of King Richard III, or the 'Rural Capital of Food' Melton Mowbray, home to the famous Pork Pie and Stilton cheese. Uppingham was voted best place to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times in 2020 due to the traditional high street with specialist shops and overwhelmingly friendly locals.

Note: There is a £20 per dog supplement - this is payable directly with the owner on arrival, dogs must not be left on their or allowed upstairs at any time.
Note: Horse riding at the yard and hacking out can be arranged privately with the owners, and can make a great holiday activity for all ages whether experienced rider or beginner.
NOTE: Latest check-in is 10 pm due to surrounding neighbors

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas